Remember that the MFM in December 2022 – January 2023 was supposed to be held in Omsk and Novosibirsk, but for political reasons it was moved to Canada. At the same time, the Russian team does not participate in the tournament at all.
According to Tardif, holding the World Junior Championships in Russia as scheduled was not possible due to security concerns. However, now the IIHF is ready to consider the possibility of holding the MFM in Russia. It should be noted that recently an arena was put into operation in Novosibirsk, which was built specifically for the tournament. The ice should become the home of the local club “Siberia”.